Marine Life

 

Kauai’s is home to a variety of native marine life, humpback whales (kohola), spinner dolphins (naia), turtles (honu) and much more. Discover many of those in our photo gallery. auai’s is home to a variety of native marine life, humpback whales (kohola), spinner dolphins (naia), turtles (honu) and much more. Discover many of those in our photo gallery.

 

Whate watching from December to May, you have the chance to glimpse of a majestic kohola, or humpback whale, off the shore of Kauai. 

 

Dolphins

Dolphins are marine mammals closely related to whales and porpoises. There are almost forty species of dolphin. Dolphins are among the most intelligent animals, and their often friendly appearance, an artifact of the "smile" of their mouthline.

 

Monk Seals

The Hawaiian monk seal is the only seal native to Hawaii. These monk seals are a conservation reliant endangered species. Known to native Hawaiians as ʻIlio-holo-i-ka-uaua, or "dog that runs in rough water".

 

Octopus

The octopus inhabits many diverse regions of the ocean, including coral reefs, pelagic waters, and the ocean floor. They have the ability to jet quickly through the water, and their ability to hide. An octopus trails its eight arms behind it as it swims.

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